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Recovering Connections: Changing Stigma To Respect

Tuesday 19, June 2018

A new campaign, aimed at tackling the stigma around drug and alcohol problems in Scotland, is being launched on the 2nd of July.

To register to attend the launch of the exhibition on Monday July 2nd at 2pm please click here.

The “Changing Stigma To Respect” Campaign is an intiative of the Partnership for Action on Drugs in Scotland (PADS)- Communities Sub Group.

The campaign is being kickstarted today with the publication of a report that details how stigma is experienced by individuals and families affected by drug and alcohol problems. Last year over 350 representatives of recovery from addiction communities, familes and key influencers came together to see what they might do about stigma in Scotland. The report contains their key findings. 

The Minister for Public Health and Sport and Chair of the PADS Executive Committee, Ms Aileen Campbell said, 

“ I invite everyone to look at this report and make their own contribitions to ending stigma in Scotland. We need to show help and support for this often marginalised group- it is vital that recovery communities throughout Scotland continue to thrive” 

To download a copy of the report please click here.

The Changing Stigma To Respect report is being followed by an exhibition being held in:

Edward House, 199 Sauchiehall St

Monday 2nd July – Wednesday 4th July 

This event will help members of the public and people providing services to explore their own attitudes to people who are using substances. The exhibition will also be available to local recovery communities who want to host their own "Changing Stigma to respect" events. 

To register to attend the launch of the exhibition on Monday July 2nd at 2pm please click here.

What is the Partnership For Action on Drugs in Scotland?  Click here  to find out!

What is Stigma? Click here to read more about Stigma.